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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This was a pack the trunk week!  I went to Publix, CVS and Bi-Lo all in the same night, with three kids in tow.  It sounds like a lot, but our stop in Publix was only to get the most recent coupon booklets.  We didn’t buy anything, but headed to Bi-Lo with more competitor coupons!

At CVS I did a few transactions and used up the Extrabucks I earned Black Friday week.  I couldn’t pass up Pampers diapers for $3.99 or all detergent for $1.99!

Total before sales and coupons: $38.73
Total Saved: $26.91
Total Spent: $11.82
ECB Remaining: $7

I also got back $4.75 using the Ibotta App.

I paid with the CVS $20 gift card we got from the Living Social deal earlier this week.  Since the gift card doesn’t need to be used all at once, I have money left for another week of deals.

Total before sales and coupons: $221.64
Total Spent: $97.89
Total Saved: $123.75 or 55.8%

This is a big trip, but was using left over budget from last week and this week.  I’m actually glad to save at least 50% when this includes 3 lbs of pecans at $8 per lb, and 2 lbs of t-bone steak at $7.99 lb.  We also got potatoes, carrots, oranges, black berries, eggs, milk and a number of other good for you items that don’t always have coupons.

My favorite deal was the milk… thanks to a Publix Yellow Adv. coupon the milk was FREE with 4 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal that’s all on sale B1G1.

The Deal:

(2) Kellogg’s Froot Loops, B1G1 at $4.24
(2) Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes B1G1 at $4.24
(1) gallon of Milk
-Free milk gallon wyb (4) Kellogg’s cereal, 8.7 oz + (Publix coupon), Yellow Advantage flyer (exp 12/14)
(4) -$1.50 off Kellogg’s cereal, printable
Total Due: $2.48

Makes it 49¢ each!

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.  Don’t forget if you are on Instagram to use hashtag #SouthernSavers and share your savings pictures on facebook!

    • almsw119

      My husband has an extreme love for gum (sugarfree at least), and can go through a pack every two days (big pack). I was excited that CVS had Trident and Orbit $1 each. I had saved my BOGO coupons. So, I was able to get 8 packs for $.50 each totaling $4.00. I used $3.88 in ECBs. Not bad for the gum addict.

    • Birgit Gilbert

      I couldn’t get the link for the kellogg’s cereal to work

    • louise

      My Local Target has men and women bodywash gift sets for $5. Yo can get the AXE sets for $1.70 IF YOU HAVE THE $3.75 COUPON FROM sUNDAY SMART SOURCE

    • mel1

      I’m curious how you used the Living Social gift card… wasn’t it an e-gift card? I passed up that deal because of that reason… I never shop online at cvs.

      • sb

        They sent you the link to print your gift card off. I have done the deal before. You just print it and take it to the store.

        • mel1

          Oh man! Well, good to know now. Guess I’ll be taking advantage of the next offer like that that comes along. Thanks!

    • Jesssica

      Jenny…could you PLEASE email me your shopping list for Bi-lo this week cause I’d LOVE to be able to do that (get over $200 of stuff for under $100)! kelterra@hotmail.com :D

    • Lynette

      I read The Peaceful Mom’s ebook. It was a great reminder that a stockpile should not be the focus of life! I highly recommend it.

    • genxeratl

      I haven’t posted results in a looong time but I had to share this trip from Friday.

      CVS – refilled two diff prescriptions and used Walgreens comp Q in separate transactions for two $25 gc and paid for the refills from my flex spending. Zero OOP (because Flex Spending already comes out of my paycheck) and made $50.

      Old Navy – bought two discount ecards online ($45 for 39.60) and took those to the store and bought another card on the 10% off deal so got a $60 card for 48.60 (saved 20%) then bought some clothes and got $75 worth of stuff after using an email coupon for 15% off. $52 OOP total for a savings of about 30% (which isn’t bad for combining some so-so deals).

      ToysRUs – don’t have kids but figured I would add to what I’m donating to charity with the Crayola sale they have. Bought 6 of the big boxes of crayons and 6 doodle pads that all normally would have been $65.88 before tax but paid $25 OOP (62% savings).

      PetSmart – here’s my big one:
      61 cans Friskies wet food
      4 16lb bags Friskies dry food
      4 bags Friskies Party mix treats
      12 bags Whiskas Temptations treats
      1 2oz container premium catnip
      2 toys
      5 packs Breeze pads
      19 bags Breeze litter pellets
      Total before price match (includes PetPerks discount): $294.34
      Total after price match (Walmart has Breeze cheaper): $262.05
      Total after ALL coupons (including 15% off event): $11.26
      A savings of 96%!! On pet food and supplies!!

      They didn’t have all of the litter and pads I needed so I’ll be looking for those today at other locations and will also be hitting Publix, Target, Walmart, RoomsToGo, and Staples for the remainder of my lists of deals. Hope everyone else is getting some good deals too. Happy Couponing!

      • Shane M Smith

        WHATTT! HOW? I have pets… and I have never been able to rack up like that!

        • genxeratl

          PetSmart allows you to stack competitor with their store coupons as well as with manufacturer Qs. And they honor any competitor who carries pet supplies as well as will price match anyone. The one caveat is that the number of Qs used cannot exceed the total number of items in the transaction. So I stacked the PetSmart $525, the Pet Supermarket $525 and $210, and the Family Dollar $525 transaction Qs with manuf Qs, Publix store Qs, and Target Qs. Then used 15% off (which is taken after all discounts, price matches, and other coupons). AND I had purchased a discount gift card online so added that savings. Now normally they will make you do separate transactions depending on the terms of each Q used however my closest store allows me to do one transaction because I typically spend so much at one time and have so many Qs (if I had to separate things out it would take hours – as it is it usually takes me 30 to 45 minutes to checkout).

          All-in-all in one week I made three trips and spent about $140 for over $700 in pet supplies (a savings of about 90% when you also factor in what I saved on the gift card itself). With 4 pets this is actually only 6 months of supplies BTW but I stock-up when these events come around and this was almost a perfect storm of coupons and savings. Hope you can do the same – Happy Couponing!

    • lilchickfarm

      Jenny, I too would love to see your shopping list for bi-lo. It would be great if you could have something set up so we could see what you were getting.

    • Tarantula

      My husband and I stocked up at Bi-Lo this week too – and I think we did pretty well! We were especially happy to get great deals on fresh produce and frozen fish, as we try to eat healthy it’s a whole lot easier to eat for free if you eat junk food :( Anyway, we stocked up on produce, seafood, ribs, wine, canned beans, toilet paper and a few other odds and ends (hubby even threw in some FULL PRICE items into the cart – gasp!)…..
      Total retail value was $306.05
      and we spent only $171.13!
      So if my math is right, we saved about 44%!
      Considering I’ve only been following Jenny for less than a month, I think I’m learning fast. Thanks Jenny!